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KUHS planning to promote research schools

KUHS planning to promote research schools

The Kerala University of Health Sciences is planning to start research schools to promote research activities among young doctors in the state. Dr Praveen Lal, the former principal of the Thrissur Medical College, will soon be joining the university as dean for research activities. Once the research schools come into being, students in all affiliated colleges including medical colleges who are interested in pursuing a career in research will be

Treating Dementia through Laughter Therapy

Treating Dementia through Laughter Therapy

A new study has found that humour therapy is as effective as widely used anti-psychotic drugs in managing agitation in patients with dementia, and avoids serious drug side effects. The first major study of the impact of humour therapy on mood, agitation, behavioural disturbances and social engagement in dementia patients found both short term and persisting decrease in agitation, said lead researcher, Dr Lee-Fay Low, a

Tamil System of Medicine Siddha & Siddhar’s Longevity science

Tamil System of Medicine Siddha & Siddhar’s Longevity science

The Siddha system, which is Tamil Nadu’s own medicine system, concentrates on the protection of one’s health through prevention of diseases,” said Vaidyar K P Arjunan, State president of the Tamil Nadu Parambariya Siddha Vaidhya Maha Sangam. He was addressing students during an interaction organised by field publicity office here on Monday. Arjunan said the Siddha system, unlike other systems which provided treatment after the onset of the disease, focused

Experts says Medicinal plants need more research

The potential of Indian herbal garden and emphasis on the need for focussed research to unravel the health benefits of herbal principles was the focus of this year’s Dr TR Govindachari Memorial Lecture. Prof SP Thyagarajan, Pro-Chancellor (Research), Sri Ramachandra University, spoke on the plant Phyllanthus amarus, traditionally known as “Kizhanelli”. These plants’ principles were subjected to extensive research and resulted in an indigenous drug for the treatment of chronic

Punica granatum or Pomegranate can reduce stress – Study

Punica granatum or Pomegranate can reduce stress – Study

A study has found that pomegranate juice, which lowers heart rates, can help beat office stress, and also make one feel more positive towards one's work. Scientists studied a group of volunteers who drank 500ml of the juice every day for two weeks. At the beginning and end of the study their pulse rate was measured and they filled in a questionnaire describing their mood and feelings about their job.

Burns injuries – Simple Home Remedies

Burns injuries – Simple Home Remedies

Each year, 6-7 million Indians suffer from burn injuries. This high incidence can be attributed to the lack of proper safety measures. For serious burn injuries, it is mandatory to seek medical help as soon as possible. However, minor burns like sunburns or household burns, can be treated with certain home remedies to minimize pain. These home remedies include easy-to-follow steps using materials that you will find in your kitchen.

Daily intake of Ginger cuts off Colon Cancer

Daily intake of Ginger cuts off Colon Cancer

Eating Ginger daily in a specific dose may reduce the risk of cancer. According to a New Research ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties may play a role in reducing colon cancer risk. The study was published in Cancer Prevention Research, found a link between daily ginger supplements and a reduction of inflammation in the colon, which researchers suggest is one step toward better understanding the role ginger root might play in preventing

Garlic helps lowers blood sugar in Diabetes patients

Garlic helps lowers blood sugar in Diabetes patients

With over 400 chemical components, garlic health benefits seem endless; researchers have established that garlic is effective in preventing and treating a stupendous multitude of maladies. Garlic helps lower blood sugar and may be used (under a doctor’s supervision) by people with diabetes in addition to their regular regime of insulin and special diets. Researchers have found that certain compounds in garlic such as allicin, allyl propyl

Guava or Psidium guajava and its Health Benefits

Guava or Psidium guajava and its Health Benefits

A study on Indian fruits, including Himalayan apples and pomegranates, bananas from the south, grapes from Maharashtra, found the guava, exotic in Europe but a poor man's fruit in India, to be the ultimate superfood with the highest concentration of antioxidants which protects against cell damage which ages skin and can cause cancer. Next after the guava, was the Indian plum, grown in orchards established by British planters in the

IGNOU to encourage traditional healers with ‘Gram Vaidya’ award

IGNOU to encourage traditional healers with ‘Gram Vaidya’ award

In a bid to preserve and document knowledge in traditional medicine, the Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to honour healers with 'gram vaidya' award. In a recent study Traditional medicine practitioners with over 25 years of experience quizzed healers in rural areas of Vellore and recommended names to the university. The project is aimed at helping the department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)